Bright.com claims to be the new job database which “takes the search out of job search” by using their unique Bright Score to find the perfect job for you in seconds.
Established in February of 2011, the goal of Bright.com was to use artificial intelligence to establish a “one-to-one signal” between candidates and successful hiring outcomes. Their website says this was not just to make job searching faster, but also to get the labor market as a whole to move faster.
To create that “one-to-one signal,” Bright.com wanted to conduct a legit 18 month study that included over 2.8 million resumes, 8.6 million job seekers, hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals, and a team of data scientists and engineers.
The data from this research was used to build the Bright Score, which looks at the job description of the open job and can match it with the resume that has the qualifications best fit for that particular description.
When searching for jobs on Bright.com, you can search Job Title or Company, and location. Then you will receive your Bright Score, which will instantly match you to jobs that will best fit your skills and experience.
Bright.com also provides a resume builder tool that will help you create the most competitive resume, as well as give you access to their “Bright’s Friends with Opportunities” tool to find jobs at companies where your friends are already employed.
Finally, you can save a variety of resumes and cover letters on your Bright.com account, so that applying for jobs can be accomplished with just a few clicks.
30 ‘Bright.com’ Reviews
50 applications = Zero
I just reviewed my applications file with bright.com...50 apps and ZERO Calls from any potential employer. Whats wrong with this picture..... I've lost any hope with this company of finding a job..
Beats Monster and Career Builder
This is the best of the consumer sites to help people find jobs. Compared to Monster, Career Builder, and others, it's user experience and the wayt they place me into jobs that I am qualified for is much more real. They give me a high score for jobs that I am most qualified, and the score really worked (I am an accountant)
Applying for a Job
An job posting email sends you to a page with a button that says "Apply Now". Click on it and it pops up a form to fill out for joining their network with verbiage stating that it does not mean you are applying for that job.
There is another button to click that offers you to sign up for their network. It goes to the same page. Such genius in marketing.
I HATE this constantly having to fill out forms as a gateway to getting where I want to be 10 minutes later especially when I already HAD an account. The operative word here is HAD.
Two applicants in the pipe
I use the product as a recruiter. It works well because it sort ranks the prospects by a score. I also found job seekers on the site that I haven't seen in Monster's resume database. It's a really nice product. We have two prospects in the pipe right now.
You may want to think twice
I decided to give the premium service a try, and was a bit disappointed that it did not allow for targeted resumes or cover letters. Almost all career websites recommend approaching the job hunt this way. However, since the website matches potential jobs to the key words in your resume, I thought perhaps they found a loop hold. One month and 36 job applications later, I realized that they had not. The only responses that I received was the standard "we are pursuing candidates that better match our criteria."
Another thing that I notice is that if that my best matches were for positions similar to or lower than what I already had. Which is great if you are trying to make a lateral move, but not so great if you are trying to move up the career ladder.
The other thing I was not crazy about is the fact that all correspondence is sent to the bright.com email which I have very little control over. It does not support html, so most of the responses from the job applications were hard to read.
I am a head hunter. They have a novel way of sorting through the best prospects for a job.
Do not, do not give these people your info
As others have stated this rancid company will start spamming your phone once you sign up.
Good for Recruiters
Many of the reviews on this site are from the job seeker side, so I thought I would provide a perspective from the talent recruiter side. Most job seekers don't realize that the way Bright and most recruiting sites make money is by selling subscriptions to talent recruiters - basically access to their resume database. LinkedIn is the king of this. They are the leaders in the recruiting field.
When on Bright as a talent recruiter I find the user experience strong, and the ability to reach out to candidates directly sorted by their Bright Score very compelling. It's very difficult to know precisely how strong candidates are when I search other recruiting sites because Boolean string searches don't bring back the best people - it just brings back job seekers that hit based on the keyword I type in (i.e., "Director of Finance").
Bright does a remarkable job of sourcing talent. For more senior positions I prefer LinkedIn even though it has inferior ability to identify great candidates. LinkedIn also has a far larger database of profiles (resumes). For mid level people, Bright is the winner.
As for job seekers, I would think Bright's goal is to get resumes, so anything they do to scare away job seekers is bad. So, if they are calling job seekers for education opportunities, that may scare people away and make the site feel scammy. But I would think Bright would work to overcome that as their resume database and Bright Score seems like great opportunities to win over people like myself.
Read Reviews and Tried Site - seems like good and bad
I uploaded my resume and it showed me a bunch of jobs. The jobs it showed were a good fit for me. They were ordered by a score, which was really good. Within three days I actually received two employers actually reach out to me, saying that I was qualified, and they asked me to apply to their job. I also applied to about 10 jobs on my own, and I did get an offer after an interview. but I didn't take the job. It certainly beat my experience with monster.com and other job sites because a few employers actually sent me a person note asking to apply to their job.
Similar to other posts I did get called from a call center seeing if I wanted to sign up for education. I turned them down and didn't hear back. I also got a lot of job alerts via email.It seems like Bright make money in a couple ways. One way is to sell leads to education companies. Another way is that they must sell access to their resumes to employers - which is a good thing - kind of like LinkedIn. Recruiters can search through the resumes and email the people they like directly.
So, overall, I'd take a few calls from a call center if employers also reach out to be. Certainly better than a job board.
Prepare to get spammed
After signing up with Bright my email & phone were immediately inundated with spam. Googled the mystery phone number and multiple results were people saying they'd received unsolicited diploma mill cold calls (illegal in my state by the way) immediately after giving their number to Bright.com.
The number of cookie-cutter reviews here suggest that's not the only dishonesty Bright gets up to. Avoid.
Didn't get a job, but got a call
I signed up and received three emails from recruiters asking me to apply to their job. I have one interview this week. Better than Monster, where I sent in four applications and haven't heard back. Time will tell.
This site rocks !!!
Just found a job on bright using their premium service. I guess I just came to this site because I was so excited. Applied to 3 jobs and was called in for one interview and got the job as a Marketing Analyst. I did not receive any calls from Bright.
Anyone who is giving Bright a positive review is fake.
I am sick of seeing fake reviews posted for this company.
Bright.com is similar to those who work at Everest, Hield, Pheonix Art Institute, etc. I go to a legitimate university full time. I was on job search engines and came across Bright. I couldn't apply for the job I was interested in without going through Bright, so I decided I'll just make an account. Well about five minutes afterwards I receive a phone call from some educated man blasting rap music. He asked me if I was interested in attending Everest or Concord college (diploma mills, scam colleges). He specifically said at first that he was with Bright.com. I told him not to call me advertising these scam schools and that I'm already enrolled at Oregon State. The next day I receive another phone call, this time from Everest. Obviously these people are selling your information to diploma mill schools in order to make money. I only signed up to apply for the job. Their resume builder is stupid and I doubt they even submit any applications.
If you want a job, try looking for the company's website (Google is only a click away) and apply directly. Do not go through these fraud websites who will harass you.
I saw a news piece on Bright, checked it out. Uploaded my resume and it produced a pretty good set of matched jobs for me. I applied to a few and received an interview request. Quick and easy. Just like I like it.
I usually do not write reviews, but I uploaded my resume, reviewed matched jobs based on their score and applied to the jobs they suggested. Two days later I received a call from two companies, one was Bank of America. I interviewed at the other and took the job.
i hate this site.
IMMEDIATELY after signing up for this site, i received phone calls, like within minutes. it's irritating because they call EVERY 20 MINUTES. and I HAD to sign up to apply to jobs? and they required a phone number -__- i guess i'm just young and naive because like everybody else i thought. "oh it must be for employers" NO . its not. its for them to harass you. I can't even call these numbers back because they're not traceable to a real number. I don't know what kind of scam it is because i never answer the phone, but their local numbers. I call back and it says i entered an incorrect code, or the number isn't in service. It's the biggest and worse scam in the world.
online ed at Bright connected me to scammers
I signed up with Bright and immediately received calls from 3 online universities, or so they claimed to be. I did not check the box that states interest in online education, but I got these calls anyway. One call, from Post University, might be legit. The others refer to themselves as from international universities. Those people, with heavy Indian accents and call-center noise in the background, call me repeatedly despite being told I'm not interested. At the same time, I also began receiving calls from scammers with the same accents and call center noises. Very few people have this phone number, which makes me believe Bright is a front for a scam(s). This scam is the one where the person with heavy accent and call center noises says they are calling from the "U.S. grant department in Washington D.C." and then they request financial information.
Bright does list real job openings but I recommend not signing up with them or providing any contact info to Bright.
My Experience = Tons of Spam and Fake Jobs
I signed up for Bright.Com and cancelled my account shortly thereafter. I received new spam almost immediately. The spam grew to over 100 new spam in a week that got past my filters. Even with the closed Bright account I am still receiving crazy amounts of spam.
Did Bright sell my email address? Or are they among the spammers and players?
You decide. I received an email from another job site today for 3 jobs all the same job title but different companies. 2 of the jobs were listed on Bright.
Bright pulled job ads from other sites and created jobs using the same job description. Problem was, the jobs for say Comfort Inn or KooKooRoo, contained "Verizon is looking for" in the job description.
So was it Verizon, Comfort Inn or KooKooRoo that was hiring? .
You won't find those jobs on the company sites because these are either expired or fictitious, fake, made up jobs.
Read people READ and do you homework before applying to any job you find listed on BRIGHT.
Do NOT sign up unless you like spam. Verify and apply for jobs only on the actual company website. .
Cannot recommend Bright, jmho it should be shut down.
Real job seekers know it's tough enough to find work without games.
I read lots of review and this reminds me of a T.V. series called stupid videos from stupid people. You People think that you can do wrong and get away with it even online scams . Wake up who ever you are,,people are getting caught for doing wrong to others. Yes it's good in the beginning but if it's not of good heart, "YOU WILL GET CAUGHT". This Is why I call it as I see it "STUPID PEOPLE.
"Don't Do The Crime If You Can't Do The Time".